Andrew Scoville and Dave Tennent's //
LOVE MACHINE

may 10 - 19 //
new performance series

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What do a small town girl flirting with a satellite, a robot giving a lecture about transhumanism, and a man uploading his consciousness into the digital ether all have in common? Love.

Continuing a long collaboration between theater and technology, the Love Machine team uses interactive, commercially available technologies, combined with improvisation and character-based writing techniques, to create a live experience blasting forward into the future and asking the questions of tomorrow.

In Part 1, our team explores the 1974 launch and abandonment of the space station Skylab through the loving eyes of Cindy, a lonely girl with no date to prom. Enter Skylab: a man-made satellite, strangely reminiscent of Fred Astaire. Together they embark on a musical journey through outer space.

Based on the real life story of Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Part 2 is a TED-esque lecture on Transhumanism given in the year 2050. The talk is led by Maxine31, the robotically preserved consciousness of a transgender scientist. Followed by an audience Q & A.

Part 3 is a high tech interactive dance piece that asks the simple question: how does a disembodied consciousness find love?

Join us on May 10th and 11th immediately following the show as the team of Love Machine host a special talk back featuring the social robot Bina48 and Bruce Duncan from the Terasem Movement Foundation. For information about speaking with Bina48 one-on-one please email futureactionsciencetheater@gmail.com.

Support the project and RSVP for the talkback with Bina48!

Director: Andrew Scoville
Producer/Company Manager: Karina Martins
Produced in association with Imaginary Media and FGPNYC
Interactive Technology Design: Dave Tennent, IMA
Projection Design: Kate Freer, IMA & Alex Koch, IMA
Original Score and Sound Design: James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis
Set Design: Gabriel Evansohn
Costume Design: Emily Peterson
Lighting Design: Joe Cantalupo
Choreographer: Sam Pinkleton
Choreography Assistant: Vincent Graham
Performers: Nikki Calonge, James Harrison Monaco, Benjamin Wegman, Lynne Rosenbergand Bina48
Written and developed by the cast and creative team.

Join us on May 10th and 11th immediately following the show as the team of Love Machine host a special talk back featuring the social robot Bina48 and Bruce Duncan from the Terasem Movement Foundation. For information about speaking with Bina48 one-on-one please email futureactionsciencetheater@gmail.com.

2012-2013 New Performance Series